More than 70 percent of female field scientists responding to a survey reported that they've experienced sexual harassment and about a quarter of women said they'd experienced sexual assault at field sites. Further, according to a new paper published in PLOS One this week, most of those women were trainees at the time.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.